This month’s hardware history roundup highlights a few significant events in the history of hardware computing in electronics: the Difference Engine, which is credited as the first calculating mechanical device, is announced; the first point contact resistor is demonstrated for the first time, moving electronics from the vacuum tube to the transistor era; and finally, he first transatlantic cable is laid out across the ocean floor to connect two rival superpowers.
June 24, 2018 by Chantelle Dubois
For a long time, researchers have been looking for a way to integrate lasers directly into silicon chips. This is because transistors, which currently work electrically, can transmit data faster by using light.
one day ago by Luke James
Scientists from the Power and Wide-band-gap Electronics Research Laboratory (POWERlab) in Lausanne, Switzerland, have built a nanodevice capable of producing high-power Terahertz (THz) waves.
3 days ago by Alessandro Mascellino
Renesas' new reference designs for Xilinx's FPGAs and SoCs solve the issues of multiphase regulators. But how might they also speed up the design process for in-demand medical devices?
3 days ago by Gary Elinoff
TE Connectivity, a global industrial tech company known for its connectivity and sensing solutions, has completed its public takeover of First Sensor AG, with TE now holding 71.87% of First’s shares.
4 days ago by Luke James
A number of companies are pumping out new edge AI technology—none of which explicitly state pandemic prediction or healthcare assistance as a use case. But with the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases, might this new technology be used to that end?
5 days ago by Gary Elinoff